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Author Archives: Jon Bounds

Writer, honest. Currently working on Pier Review “a journey to the outcrops of a dying culture”.

Used to do Birmingham: It’s Not Shit, Dirty Bristow, 11-11-11, Twitpanto et al.

As if you needed another reason to respect Tom Watson MP

Sometimes anger is both justified and honourable.

O2 New Street Birmingham Insurance Rip-Off

Boring post this, it’s just for Google to in case any other people are looking to see what’s happened. I popped and got an iPhone 4 the other day, it’s nice (and it won’t cost me much once I recycle the old 3G – and the battery was dying). I decided to stay with O2, […]

One Sunday, and Saturday, with Sidie

I really can’t put my finger on where I first came across Frank Sidebottom, logic would dictate that I’d have spied him on one of his regular appearances on Number 73 but there aren’t any memories I can dredge up. I know I watched it every so often, but apart from the theme tune there’s […]

The Passion of the Cripes

If you’ve watched an England game on telly this World Cup, apart from a feeling of ennui matched only it seems by Emile Heskey as he spends another match mostly inhaling the pitch, you’ll have gained two things: The knowledge that what the England team lack is passion, monotone decide-to-be-Irish pundit Andy Townsend will have […]

World Cup Willies

I had a little bit of a paddy on Twitter yesterday after a slew of people were moaning about “the football”. “The football” in this instance being a fairly easily avoidable pre-World Cup friendly (the pubs would not have been packed, it was isolated on ITV). I just didn’t see how it was worthy of […]

NYC Wifi

Some time ago I spent a a while collecting the wifi network names I saw while on my travels around Brum. It’s an interesting insight into the minds of those who set them up. In New York for a week and without being able to afford to use 3G on my phone I was sniffing […]

Haircut Menu

Haircut Menu, Broadway on Flickr – Photo Sharing!. Spotted in the window of a barbers on Broadway (hence poor reflection and that). I’ll have a number 24 please.

The curious case of Masal Bugduv

The curious case of Masal Bugduv: a made up Moldovan footballer is “about to sign” for Arsenal, Liverpool and Reading(?) but is the work of a fine prankster.

How Does Homeopathy Work?

How Does Homeopathy Work?.

Someone Once Told Me

Here I am, looking a little grumpy, as part of Mario Cacciottolo’s really rather lovely ‘Someone Once Told Me‘ project.